1. 70th Anniversary of WWII’s End Commemorated Aboard Battleship Missouri

    More than 400 service members, veterans, government employees, foreign leaders, and civilians attended the ceremony aboard the ship Sept. 2.

    Adm. Scott Swift, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, salutes while Senator Brian Schatz. left, and Congressman Mark Takai, right, render honors during a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II aboard the Battleship Missouri Memorial. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Brian Wilbur)
  2. MISSILEX, COMRELs, Band Performances Highlight Successful CARAT Thailand

    The 21st annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Thailand exercise came to a close Sept. 2 on Sattahip Naval Base.

    Capt. H.B. Le, commodore of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 7, shakes hands with Royal Thai Navy sailors at the opening ceremony of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Thailand 2015. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Chelsy Alamina)
  3. Multinational Dawn Blitz Naval, Ground Exercise Kicks Off

    Naval, ground and aviation forces from the U.S., Japan, Mexico and New Zealand are participating in exercise Dawn Blitz 2015 off the coast and ashore in Southern California through Sept. 9

    In this file photo, USS Boxer (LHD 4), USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) and the USS New Orleans (LPD 18) transit together in the Pacific while returning from deployment in 2014. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Mayra A. Knight)
  4. USS Ronald Reagan Departs for Japan

    After nine years of calling Naval Air Station North Island its homeport, the aircraft carrier departed San Diego for Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, Aug. 31.

    Sailors stand in formation on the flight deck of USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) before departing Naval Base Coronado for Yokosuka, Japan, Aug. 31. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Nathan Burke)
  5. Command of Amphibious Force 7th Fleet Changes Hands

    Rear Adm. John B. Nowell assumed command of Amphibious Force 7th Fleet, Expeditionary Strike Group Seven (ESG 7) and Task Force 76 (CTF 76) from Rear Adm. Hugh D. Wetherald during a change of command ceremony aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) Aug. 29.

    Vice Adm. Robert L. Thomas Jr., left,, commander of U.S 7th Fleet; Rear Adm. John Nowell, middle, commander Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 7; and Rear Adm. Hugh D. Wetherald cut the cake at the ESG 7 change of command ceremony. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Taylor A. Elberg)
  6. USS Ronald Reagan to Depart San Diego for U.S. 7th Fleet

    The aircraft carrier is scheduled to depart Naval Air Station North Island Aug. 31 and proceed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to serve with the U.S. Navy's forward deployed naval forces (FDNF).

    In this file photo, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) steams in formation as one of 42 ships and submarines representing 15 international partner nations during exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) in 2014. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Shannon Renfroe)
  7. Pacific Partnership Wraps Up in Vietnam

    The crew of the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) completed their 10-day visit in Da Nang, Vietnam, Aug. 28, the ship’s last mission stop of Pacific Partnership 2015.

    USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) sits at anchor off the coast of Da Nang, Vietnam during Pacific Partnership. (U.S. Marine Corps/Sgt. Valerie Epler)
  8. PACFLT Commander Reaffirms Close Ties with Singapore, Thanks Sailors During Southeast Asia Visit

    Adm. Scott Swift made his inaugural visit to Singapore Aug. 26-28, following two days of leadership engagements in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

    Adm. Scott Swift, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, addresses Sailors, civilians and their families during an all hands call in Singapore. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Jay C. Pugh)
  9. USS Chafee Supports Oceania Maritime Security Initiative

    The guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) recently completed an Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI) mission with U.S. Coast Guard’s 14th District in the Western Pacific.

    In this file photo, USS Chafee (DDG 90) operates in the Western Pacific in July. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Clemente A. Lynch)
  10. Japanese, U.S. Leaders Wish Farewell to USS Ronald Reagan

    Several Japanese and U.S. Navy distinguished visitors visited the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) for a ceremony Aug. 24 marking the Reagan’s upcoming role as the forward-deployed aircraft carrier in the Pacific.

    Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker, left, commander of Naval Air Forces; Vice Adm. Nora Tyson, commander of U.S. 3rd Fleet; and Hiroyasu Izumi, minister plenipotentiary and deputy chief of mission of the Japanese Embassy in the U.S., board USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) ahead of a commemoration ceremony marking Reagan’s new role as the forward-deployed aircraft carrier in the Pacific. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Nathan Burke)

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